IAQ Solutions Keep Your Plano Area Home’s Air Healthy
While making a house airtight can provide more energy efficiency, it can unfortunately also lead to poor indoor air quality and can cause a variety of negative side effects, including:
Indoor air quality is a measure of how the air inside a home is impacting its resident’s health and comfort. An ideal air quality reading should indicate low humidity levels, fresh ventilated air and low levels of pollutants. Common sources of indoor air quality problems can include:
- Inadequate temperature, humidity or lighting
- High levels of chemicals, dusts, molds, fungi, bacteria, gases and other contaminants in the air
- Insufficient outdoor air intake
- Dampness and moisture damage
- Poor upkeep of heating and cooling systems
Chrome Heating Air & Plumbing can provide an accurate check of the quality of the air in your home along with tailor-made solutions to improve the air you breathe. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an IAQ consultation.
How often you should replace your air filter depends on the type of filter you have and your home’s unique characteristics. Here are a few general guidelines you can follow:
- Primary residence with more than one pet or person who has allergies: Replace every 20 - 45 days
- Primary residence with one pet: Replace every 60 days
- Primary residence with no pets: Replace every 90 days
- Vacation home: Replace every 6 - 12 months
For more questions, we are happy to help. Contact Chrome online today and one of our knowledgeable team members will be in touch with you promptly.
Some measures you can take to clean your indoor air include:
- Let fresh air in - We tend to want to seal up our homes tight so our temperature controlled air can’t escape. Unfortunately, that means pollutants and other undesirables in your air are sealed in too. You should try to regularly open up the windows in your home to help ventilate the space.
- Minimize VOCs - VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are found in things like cleaning supplies and other household items. Limiting these products can limit the pollutants in your home air, especially VOCs in spray form.
- Tidy often - You can help control the dust and allergen levels in your home by frequently cleaning, vacuuming and dusting, as well as keeping clutter to a minimum.
- Air purification - You may want to consider investing in an air purification system. Chrome Heating Air & Plumbing can help you determine which purification system would best fit your unique needs.
Signs of poor indoor air quality include:
- Inflammation of the mucous membranes
- Upper respiratory problems
- Asthmatic conditions
- Flu-like symptoms especially among children or the elderly
Indoor Air Quality Solutions
Fortunately, Chrome is well versed in indoor air quality and is able to provide a wide array of solutions, including: